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Academic Counselor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Social Ecology


University of Califonia - Irvine

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Position Description

Academic Counselor at the SAO III Level


Under general direction, the position performs the full range of professional duties related to academic advising. Duties include: assisting students with course schedule planning, career and future planning, goals setting, special needs counseling, and performing degree and final graduation checks. Assesses student needs, goals, problems, and personal adjustments relating to or affecting their academic performance. Explains University, School and Departmental regulations and policies which pertain directly to degree progress, student behavior, grade-point average requirements, course of substitution, grade changes, deadlines, and other undergraduate procedures and policies, working directly with campus departments if need arises. Responsible for all aspects of the degree certification process and for developing and conducting orientation and outreach sessions. The incumbent will utilize a dynamic team approach to counseling the undergraduate student. Serves as liaison to campus partners and to the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior. Utilizes various database management systems. Serves on various campus-wide programs and committees.

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Large research institution

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Required Qualifications

Ability to assess students developmental needs, identify problems, and provide alternatives. Ability to represent the School with regard to undergraduate programs, degree requirements, general student programming and be recognized as an expert resource. Ability to maintain a broad range of working relationships with diverse faculty, students, staff, managers, and administrators serving as a recognized resource. Ability to troubleshoot, provide policy, and serve as special resource (liaison) to an academic department regarding all curricular and student services' issues. Strong interpersonal skills to interact and communicate effectively. Organizational skills to prioritize workload and meet needs and deadlines. Ability to synthesize information from a wide variety of sources into a coherent whole. Skill in arithmetic and computing percentages and GPA. Ability to exercise discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential information in dealing with faculty, staff, students, campus and community partners.Knowledge of the following: Microsoft Office 2010, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

Preferred Qualification

5-7 years with BA/BS or equivalent experience.Detailed knowledge of UC and UCI policies and procedures, UCI General Catalog, UCI academic and degree requirements, Academic Senate rules and regulations affecting undergraduates in the School Social Ecology.In-depth understanding of various departmental and course requirements, UCI academic student support services, and extracurricular resources and activities, personnel policy and procedures, and FERPA.General knowledge of ASSIST (statewide undergraduate transfer articulation program) and relevant curricula at other UC campuses.